7 days in Arkansas & Washington DC Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas & Washington DC Itinerary

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7 days in Arkansas & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
1
Little Rock
— 1 day
bus + taxi:  4​h
2
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Little Rock

1
day
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, then examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Old Mill, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Little Rock. In May, daytime highs in Little Rock are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

The Old Mill
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The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill
Esse Purse Museum & Store ©
Esse Purse Museum & Store

2
nights
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs vacation planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Little Rock to Eureka Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Little Rock in May: high temperatures in Eureka Springs hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bentonville, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gettysburg National Military Park and National Gallery of Art. Visit Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Little Round Top & Gettysburg National Cemetery). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, steep yourself in history at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, and stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Eureka Springs to Washington DC takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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